Hotel and Spa Gardens

Garden Tour of La Colombe d'Or image by by Bernadette Marie via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 21 July 2016

It’s Wednesday and I find it hard to believe that just four days ago I was in Provence, France. I wish I was still there....

Camellias in full bloom at Middleton Place gardens. March 2015. by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 18 March 2015

Last week, the old south – specifically Charleston, South Carolina welcomed me for a few days while I got to know some new people.  I’ll get...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 07 January 2013

I have a confession — I think I am getting on my husband’s nerves….but I can’t stop. It’s January, cold and I’m up for a...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 02 May 2012

Nini Andrade Silva is an award-winning designer for hotel interiors.  But she is so much more than just a designer. As she says: “I don’t...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 06 March 2012

I am, with great envy, eyeing the Smog Shoppe in LA.  I so wish that Boston had a similarly hip indoor-outdoor event space that married...

Babylonstoren via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 13 February 2012

Chief among my ‘must do’ list of travel destinations is Africa – in general -.  I have only been to Morocco and only Tangier at that (which is slightly...

The saguaro hotel fireplace via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 28 December 2011

When the holiday hulabaloo dies down I relish the thought of clearing all the clutter and starting the new year with a clean slate.  Clean...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 20 November 2011

Remember when pool side Tiki bars were THE thing?  This beirgarten at the Standard Hotel in LA has me wondering if possibly a rage for...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 27 April 2011

If you have been to London, England for even 5 minutes you have probably noticed the Battersea Power Station.  It’s the big interesting looking set...

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Posted by rochelle greayer | 17 January 2011

Corrour Lodge is a modern twist on the classic Scottish shooting and hunting lodge.  The original lodge burned but was rebuilt in 2003 by architect ...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 06 January 2011

Adjacent the the Berkeley Square hotel in Bristol England was an “embarrassingly dirty and uncared for area”.  Designer Katherine Edmonds changed that and created an...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 03 January 2011

Am I the only one that is soooo happy the holidays are over?  Finally, a moment to sit back and reflect over the last month...

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Posted by rochelle greayer | 03 November 2010

It has been too long since I featured a hospitality garden.  Gardens and beautiful landscape destinations are something I am trying to get back to...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 07 September 2010

Podere Palazzo is the tuscan farmhouse vacation home of Chicago based designer Patrizio Fradiani.  The home is rent-able for a holiday stay in Tuscan region...

villa augustus potager garden netherlands www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 23 August 2010

Imagine a Water Tower turned into a hotel — I think of a ball shaped thing on legs like you see dotted across the midwest...

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Posted by rochelle greayer | 28 July 2010

This new hotel designed by Isay Weinfield speaks to my soul.  I want to go here so bad.  It is sited in a dramatic and...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 19 July 2010

I gasped when I saw this. To be honest, I wasn’t sure it was real – perhaps only a trick of rendering software. But no,...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 22 June 2010

It’s been a while since I have seen a hospitality project that grabs my attention like this one.  The Spanish design firm Designhouses, have recently...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 07 April 2010

I am so excited to be rolling out this new feature on Studio ‘g’ today.  It’s called ‘In the Garden With….’ and my goal is...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 23 March 2010

I love a good PR stunt….especially when it’s for a budget friendly, but chic trendy hotel and it involves creating an enormous hanging garden basket. ...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 08 February 2010

“In Ghent, Belgium, the historical garden of an 18th century building under monument protection has been embellished with contemporary elements. Although the city villa “Hôtel...